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School of History

HST6116 - Islam in Africa and the Indian Subcontinent: Conquest, Islamisation and Co-existence

Module code: HST61116

Credits: 15

Module Convenor: Dr Anna Chrysostomides

Have you ever wondered about the origin of Sufism in India? When Islam reached Algeria or Sudan and how the communities there responded? This module offers students the opportunity to explore the advent of Islam in two, often neglected, geographical areas - Africa and the Indian Subcontinent - in the medieval and early modern period (600-1600). Lectures will provide a chronological perspective, while seminars will focus on a range of thematic primary sources such as: Sufi poetry, historical chronicles, religious literature, letters, archaeological evidence, art and material history.

Assessment: Seminar Participation 25%, Essay 75%
Level: 6